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Curriculum Vitae:

Nan Feng

I am interested in understanding the regional climatic impacts and air quality issues related to atmospheric aerosols, such as biomass burning smokes based on satellite remote sensing and mesoscale model calculations. Observations of aerosols and cloud properties from both space-borne and airborne platforms are expected to constrain model simulations and improve the model performance on climate and air quality studies.

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2016)
  • M.A. in Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2012)
  • M.A in Environmental Science, Peking University (2008)

Research Interests
  • Satellite remote sensing of aerosols.
  • Regional model simulations for climate and air quality study
  • Radiative transfer modeling of aerosol effects on regional energy budget

Professional Experience
  • Caltech Postdoc Scholar (2017-Present)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Atmospheric Science Department, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2009-2016)

Selected Awards
  • Best Student Oral Presentation Award - Eighth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions at the American Meteorological Society's 96th Annual Meeting, 2016, New Orleans, LA
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship since 2013 Grant #: NNX13AN55H
  • Dean's list for the university of Alabama in Huntsville between 2009-2011

Selected Publications
  1. Kuang, S., ... Feng, N., et al., (2017). Summertime tropospheric ozone enhancement associated with a cold front passage due to stratosphere-to-troposphere transport and biomass burning: simultaneous ground-based lidar and airborne measurements: Ozone Enhancement due to BB and STT, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1002/2016JD026078.
  2. Feng, N., S.A. Christopher (2015). Measurement-Based Estimates of Direct Radiative Effects of Absorbing Aerosols above Clouds, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 2015JD023252.
  3. Feng, N., S.A. Christopher (2014). Clear Sky Direct Radiative Effects of Aerosols over Southeast Asia based on Satellite Observations and Radiative Transfer Calculations, Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, 333-344.
  4. Kang P., Feng, N., et al. (2014). Statistical properties of aerosols and meteorological factors in Southwest China. Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2014JD022083
  5. Guo Y.J., Feng, N. et al. (2014). Satellite remote sensing of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality over Beijing using MODIS, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:17, 6522-6544, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.958245.
  6. Feng, N., S. A. Christopher (2013). Satellite and Surface-based Remote Sensing of Southeast Asian Aerosols and their Radiative Effects, Atmospheric Research, 122, 544-554.
  7. Christopher, S.A., N. Feng, A. Naeger, B. Johnson, F. Marenco (2012). Satellite remote sensing analysis of the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull volcanic ash cloud over the North Sea during May 4-May18, J. Geophysical Research,117, 10.1029/2011JD016850.
  8. Guo, Y.J., N. Feng, et al. (2012). Spatial distributions and temporal variations of atmospheric aerosols and the affecting factors: a case study for a region in central China, International journal of remote sensing, Vol. 33, No. 12, 3672-3692
  9. B.G. Li, N. Feng, and S. Tao. (2010) Spatial and temporal variations of aerosol optical depth in China during the period from 2003 to 2006, International journal of remote sensing, 31(7), 1801-1817.
  10. Guo, Y.J., S. Hong, Y. Zhuang, N. Feng (2010) Temporal variation and spatial distribution of atmospheric aerosols over Hubei province, Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan, Vol. 35, No. 11, 1381-1385.
  11. B.G. Li, N. Feng, and S. Tao. (2009) Comparing MODIS and AERONET aerosol optical depth over China, International journal of remote sensing, 30(24), 6519 - 6529.

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